Photo Clocks

 Posted by on December 20, 2014
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Plastic clocks don’t cost too much, so I bought a bunch of them with the idea to create my own faces out of photographs. In all I made twelve different clocks and gave them away as gifts to friends and family.

Draped on Rocks

 Posted by on December 19, 2014
Dec 192014
 

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Rediscovering from 5 years ago. I bought a long piece of fabric and took it to this rocky landscape for a new photo idea. Although this is not at all what the final photo looks like, there is something conceptually nice about the simplicity of the draped blue cloth on rocks.

Frost Lines

 Posted by on December 7, 2014
Dec 072014
 

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Simple but nice. I enjoy photography that reminds me of minimalist painting… I am guessing here that the morning sun began to slightly heat up the driveway, which caused the frost to melt on the edge. Science.

Hot Air Balloon

 Posted by on November 18, 2014
Nov 182014
 

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I always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon but was afraid I would blow away. Luckily, at a balloon festival, I was able to live that dream in one that was safely tethered to the ground.

Barn Horror

 Posted by on November 11, 2014
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Every so often I like to pick an old photograph and “remix” it in Photoshop (mostly out of boredom). This one ended up a little cartoonish and also quite creepy in the end.

Comet Outburst

 Posted by on October 25, 2014
Oct 252014
 

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Found this photograph from seven years ago. It may not look like much, but it is… I was at a local observatory photographing the moon through a telescope when I noticed something bright in the sky. As it turns out, comet Holmes had suddenly outburst becoming much brighter than usual. This was the largest known outburst by a comet.

Foggy Projection

 Posted by on October 3, 2014
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I bought a fog machine at a local Halloween store thinking it had potential to be art. That night I filled my bedroom with fog and made a digital projection with a lot of movement and color. It was really soothing to lay on the ground and look up at this. Some kind of memorizing or hypnotic effect to it… Might be hard to get this kind of work accepted in a lot of galleries.

Crystal Formations

 Posted by on October 2, 2014
Oct 022014
 

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When you attach bellows and a backwards 50mm lens to your camera you can get really, really close! Here are two experimental macro shots of crystal formations of the soft heavy metal Bismuth, a chemical element with symbol Bi and atomic number 83.

Collodion Pumpkin

 Posted by on September 19, 2014
Sep 192014
 

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This is a collodion wet plate of yours truly holding a pumpkin to bring in the fall. I spent a few hours today trying out this old photographic process, originally introduced in the 1850’s. It involves a portable darkroom, glass as negatives, and a bunch of really crazy smelling chemicals.

John Herschel’s Hair

 Posted by on September 14, 2014
Sep 142014
 

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Sir John Herschel discovered the cyanotype process for making photographs. His hair is out of control… I Photoshopped out all his hair from an old portrait and made a cyanotype on special Asian paper that turns black when wet. The final product is a fun parlor game where you get to “paint” in Herschel’s crazy hair, let it fade away, and paint it again.

The Dreaming State